Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): Nina Davuluri, who was recently crowned as Miss America, said that she has always considered the holder of the coveted pageant to be like a girl next door.
Davuluri, who is of Indian descent, told CNN that the girl next door is evolving with the ever-evolving diversity of America.
The 24-year-old pageant winner said that the girl is not necessarily the one who she was 10-years ago, or who she is going to be after 10 years.
Davuluri, who received online backlash after winning the pageant, considers the pageant a celebration of diversity through cultural competence.
She said that she wanted to be the first Indian Miss America and symbol of a new face for the organization, so that younger girls know that anybody can become anything regardless of their race, socio-economic status and religion. (ANI)